Smart Surveillance Technologies

Smart Surveillance Technologies

Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Projection, Surveillance Technologies
In the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks, surveillance is becoming ubiquitous in our society. "Smart" surveillance technologies and assemblages (or combinations) of such technologies are emerging, supposedly to combat crime and terrorism, but in fact are being used for a variety of purposes, many of which intrude upon the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Surveillance systems and technologies are no longer confined to law enforcement authorities, intelligence agencies and the military – modern information technology has manifested surveillance as an everyday phenomenon. Already today, surveillance technology monitors traffic on our roads and passengers on the Underground; government services use surveillance technology to check who is really entitled to social services; employers monitor employee keystrokes, e-mails and phone calls; and Internet service providers inspect their customers' data traffic to target…
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